I Have Been to the Desert

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 174 People

    For My Oasis

    Was it a week, a month, a year?, I don’t know, even now. When I set out on this journey, I had clear direction, but I guess I turned right at that last palm, where maybe I should have turned left.  I know I wasn't prepared for it. This desert required only one thing from me...
    simplygirl simplygirl
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 30, 2013

    The Sahara

    I visisted the Sahara Desert when I was in Egypt. Me and my family went to stay with tribe for the day and it was a brilliant cultural experience. First we were introduced to the tribe members who were all very welcoming and friendly, although quite poor. We took a camel ride...
    LittleMissLucky LittleMissLucky
    18-21, F
    Oct 2, 2010

    The Milky Way Over Black Rock Desert

    Me and my girlfriend and daughter Alicia traveled hours through the mountains and valleys of northern California to tour the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. We brought with us some Sprite for our thirst and some cheese Danishes for a snack and planned to spend some time driving fast...
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout
    31-35, F
    Dec 2, 2012


    I have seen both barren places,the desert insideand more than one under the scorching sun.It is a mythical placeand it teased my imagination for a long timebefore I first set foot in the hot sands.The sun was merciless as usualin the Emirates when I was takento Liwa in the Empty...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Oct 1, 2011


    I was born in Arizona I miss it so much,the flowers all the animals and the sunsets...oh the sunsets and rises.
    41-45, M
    Sep 20, 2012


    I was in the Arabian desert some years ago living in a tent. I was amazed to discover frost on the ground in the mornings, nice to experience something you don't expect.
    physicalme physicalme
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 12, 2013

    I Hate Sand!

    During one of my visits to Egypt, my mom wanted to walk from one piramid to another piramid, saying it would not be so far. Ha... was she wrong! Sand everywhere! I was angry and took a fast pace to get there so fast as possible. And when we reached that other priramid we had to...
    kokoskoek kokoskoek
    Mar 10, 2012

    Las Vega

    VIva Las Vega. Hot and dry.
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    Mar 21, 2010

    There Is Nothing Like It

    I love the desert! I lived for a while in Nevada, right in the middle of the Black Rock desert. I have never seen a place so beautiful. I would grab a some water and either walk or ride a four wheeler around the playa for hours. The sky is so clear blue and the earth so peaceful...
    20thcenturygirl 20thcenturygirl
    31-35, F
    Feb 21, 2012
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